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Comet-chaser nears end of trek

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European scientists were preparing for a historic rendezvous on Wednesday between a comet and a space probe after a 10-year, six billion-kilometre (3.7-billion-mile) chase through the Solar System. 

A European Space Agency artist's impression of the Rosetta spacecraft (R), with a circular insert of the Rosetta probe magnified, and the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko to scale

The scout Rosetta is on track for meeting Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in deep space, when it will become the first envoy of Man to orbit one of these wanderers of the Solar System, they said.

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